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Dunwich Heath and Beach

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Minsmere Road, Dunwich IP17 3DJ, England
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Nice stop off

Great little alternative to Southwold shingle beach but nice enough and a honesty / donation car... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John T
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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Disappointing lunch after a long walk

We had a lovely walk round the Heath, called into the Coastguard Cafe, it wasn't 2 pm and not much... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
361MargaretB
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Wark, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (52 reviews)
“car park” (35 reviews)
“scones” (18 reviews)
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Minsmere Road, Dunwich IP17 3DJ, England
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"national trust"
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"car park"
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"scones"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful area"
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"tea room"
in 17 reviews
"nt members"
in 14 reviews
"shingle beach"
in 11 reviews
"pond dipping"
in 7 reviews
"suffolk coast"
in 9 reviews
"full bloom"
in 6 reviews
"signed walks"
in 3 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 11 reviews
"marked paths"
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"dog walking"
in 5 reviews
"bird watching"
in 7 reviews
"walking routes"
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"coastguard cottages"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great little alternative to Southwold shingle beach but nice enough and a honesty / donation car park

Thank John T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk round the Heath, called into the Coastguard Cafe, it wasn't 2 pm and not much choices for a meal. Tea was awful very small pot wth 2 large teabags in it. Over large cups which soon made the tea cool...More

Thank 361MargaretB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a couple of hours. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. NT site with toilets, cafe and shop. A variety of walks. Beach has sand and pebbles.

Thank Shirley T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The NT have a secret little gem in this heath land and beach, it is a pebbled beach ,but is quiet and fairly sheltered, there is a toilet block and a small cafe above the beach run by the National Trust, car parking is free...More

Thank steveflisher
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National Trust continue to maintain and conserve to a high standard, whilst facilitating visitors with good car parking, well placed disabled bays, tea rooms and lookouts. Paths are well marked. Even though it was blowing a gale and raining (yes August 2018) the pond-dipping was...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach for an evening swim and a dog walk before heading over to the local pub for some delicious pub grub

Thank fionamI2978RJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely walk along this picturesque stretch of beach last week with our pooch. We parked further up the road at the chip shop cafe, not the National Trust car park. It was quiet when we arrived but go very busy whilst there....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy a walk along the beach and heath in the evening and you will be rewarded with the sights and sounds of nature. The main footpath routes are clearly signposted and a pleasure to follow - follow the rules and keep to the paths -...More

Thank sarah11111430
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marked walking routes or just stroll as you wish. Access to beach. Stunning at any time of year. Excellent for picnics or make use of the National Trust cafe. Pay to park if not a member

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely walk and stopped to watch dragonflies swooping over a pond and stream. We walked to the beach which is shingled. the National Trust have preserved this outstanding area so well. The café and little shop in the old coastguard cottages are...More

Thank cath b
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Peter W
23 July 2018|
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Response from Hatfield_visitor | Reviewed this property |
yes but on leads. Parking is free to NT members - just scan your membership card at the ticket machine.
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Martin H
11 June 2016|
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Response from Martin H | Reviewed this property |
Going to answer my own question having just got back. yes it is fine to swim from if a bit stony & relatively sloping. Young children would need watching. High & Low tide marks are realtively close to each other
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Bill H
19 February 2016|
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Response from grubgobbler | Reviewed this property |
Usually in the Lake District and on the Lancashire moors it is September through to October, I would guess given a week or so it should be around the same time.
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